Dennis Seidenberg Will Miss First 8 Weeks of Season

Dennis Seidenberg Will Be Sidelined 8 Weeks 

Mike Grinnell Follow @MikeGrinnell_

BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, Wednesday, September 23 that defenseman Dennis Seidenberg is scheduled to undergo a lumbar microdiscectomy on Thursday, September 24 to repair a lumbar spine disc herniation. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Louis Jenis at Massachusetts General Hospital. Seidenberg is expected to make a full recovery and will be sidelined approximately eight weeks. (Via Boston Bruins Media Page)

Something always seems to go wrong right before the start of the season for the Boston Bruins. Last year the Bruins fans saw Johnny Boychuk shipped out, right before the season started. This year, Dennis Seidenberg will miss the first 8 weeks of the season to have surgery on his back.

Seidenberg, after coming off an ACL tear from the season prior, didn’t perform as Bruins fans or management expected last season. But like it or not, Dennis Seidenberg was going to be a top 4 defensemen on this years Bruins team.

The Bruins now have a huge hole in their defense with Seidenberg being out until around Thanksgiving. With a 38-year-old Zdeno Chara leading the pack, a move needs to be made by Don Sweeney and co. before the start of the season, whether that is bringing in a free agent, though just about everyone has signed already, or making a trade, which seems to be the more practical route.

Once again, Don Sweeney has his work cut out for him, hopefully, for the sake of Bruins fans, the Harvard graduate can pull off some last minute fireworks before they see Winnipeg at the Garden on opening night on Oct. 8th.

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